Just a boy still he was, in the body of a man.

Ploughing through life, yet painfully aware

Of lies, deceits and selfishness.

If only had hadn’t fallen victim to this ploy so soon

He’d still have had friends rather than a bunch of letdowns.

So, yes, he went through life keeping people at bay

An arm’s length was the maximum allowed leeway.

While others huddled together in groups to share their joys and sorrows

He always found solace on the roof in the company of his thoughts and stars.

Till one day he found that this wasn’t really enough.

He spun a fantastical world in his mind to escape from reality.

The few moments of lucidity that he still couldn’t control

He chased away with drinking bottles of alcohol.

Then one night while returning from a drunken soiree

He looked up at the stars and their twinkling got to him.

“Are you listening to me?

When I speak, do you even hear?” He bellowed

“I can’t, I can’t, I just can’t go solo anymore.” He knelt down and pled.

Two days later he came across a soul.

Swimming in despair like him yet plastering a smile on her face.

He thought she was his light, little did he know he was becoming her respite.

She talked to him and shared herself

While he listened in bewildered awe.

Till her words gave him the comfort to let flow his feelings raw.

Now they both cling to each other and smile and laugh and play.

Cause it was love that forged their eternal bond, born from despair.

The stars smiled down as they walked hand in hand, enlivening the other’s respair.

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